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Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1926 and 1995, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medicine and history, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the advancement of medicine throughout history from medicine in antiquity to advancements in science during the Victorian period, the set looks at the rise of the medical profession, how medical journals have adapted and contributed to modern medicine, midwifery and surgical practices, whilst also exploring medical history and advancements throughout the world. This set will be of particular interest to academics of history, medicine, sociology and anthropology respectively.

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A History of Medicine

A History of Medicine

1st Edition

Arturo Castiglioni
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1941, A History of Medicine provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the advancement of medicine, from Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Babylonia, all the way up to the 20th century. The book looks at the close relationship between the progress of medicine and its ...

An Introduction to the History of Medicine From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century

An Introduction to the History of Medicine: From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century

1st Edition

Charles Greene Cumston
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and ...

Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France 1888-1902

Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France: 1888-1902

1st Edition

Martha L. Hildreth
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1987 Doctors, Bureaucrats and Public Health in France focuses on crucial period of 1888-1902, arguably considered the creation of the modern medical system in France. Scientific developments, demographic and political concerns sparked unprecedented period of government ...

Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge Historical Essays

Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays

1st Edition

William F. Bynum, Stephen Lock, Roy Porter
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1992 Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge examines both broad developments in print and media and the practice of particular journals such as the British Medical Journal. The book is the first study to address these questions and to examine the impact of regular news on ...

Medical Obituaries American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals before 1907

Medical Obituaries: American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals before 1907

1st Edition

Lisabeth M. Holloway
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1981, and then again in 1995, Medical Obituaries is an extensive index begun in the 1960s cataloguing biographical data for American physicians from the 18th and 19th century. The book is an extensive index of American physicians and surgeons and contains an extensive list ...

Medical Theory, Surgical Practice Studies in the History of Surgery

Medical Theory, Surgical Practice: Studies in the History of Surgery

1st Edition

Christopher Lawrence
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1992, Medical Theory, Surgical Practice examines medical and surgical concepts of disease and their relation to the practice of surgery, in particular historical settings. It emphasises that understanding concepts of disease does not just include recounting explicit accounts...

Medicine at the Courts of Europe 1500-1837

Medicine at the Courts of Europe: 1500-1837

1st Edition

Vivian Nutton
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1990, Medicine at the Courts of Europe 1500-1837 is a collection of essays examining the whole range of medical activities in a variety of European courts, from Rome of the Borgias to the Russia of Catherine the Great. It documents the diverse influences of custom, wealth, ...

Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology A Biographical Dictionary

Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology: A Biographical Dictionary

1st Edition

Daniel M. Fox, Marcia Meldrum, Ira Rezak
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1990, Nobel Laureates in Medicine or Physiology is a biographical reference work about the recipients of Nobel Prizes in Medicine or Physiology from 1901-1989. Each article is written by an accomplished historian of medicine or science. The book is designed to be accessible ...

Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England

Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England

1st Edition

Audrey Eccles
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1982 Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England traces the development of obstetrics and gynaecology over the past two centuries. Between the 16th and 18th century midwifery passed from a female mystery, employing traditional medicines and superstitions, to a ...

Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine

Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine

1st Edition

Roy Porter, Andrew Wear
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1987, Problems and Methods in the History of Medicine is a collection of papers surveying and assessing the particular approaches and techniques which have been used in the history of medicine in the past or are still being developed (from the influence of Annales to the ...

The History of Pharmacy A Selected Annotated Bibliography

The History of Pharmacy: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Gregory Higby, Elaine C. Stroud
May 28, 2020

Originally published in 1995, The History of Pharmacy is a critical bibliography of selected information on the history of pharmacy. The book is designed to guide students and academics through the history of science and technology. Topics range from medicine, chemical technology and the economics ...

The Making of Man-Midwifery Childbirth in England, 1660-1770

The Making of Man-Midwifery: Childbirth in England, 1660-1770

1st Edition

Adrian Wilson
May 28, 2020

Originally published 1995 The Making of Man-Midwifery looks at how the eighteenth century witnessed a revolution in childbirth practices. By the last quarter of the century increasing numbers of babies were being delivered by men – a dramatic shift from the women-only ritual that had been standard ...

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